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Kite Line- June 16, 2017: Memories of Boo

This week, we return to the story of Clinton “Boo” Gilkie, who died one year ago- on June 7, 2016- in the Monroe County Jail.  We discussed the circumstances of his death in our episode 2 weeks ago, and recommend that you to listen this episode of Kite Line for more context. Our interview today is with TJ, who was …

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bloomingOUT – Jessie Grubb – June 15, 2017

Join producer Ryne Shadday and anchors Colin Shassberger and Jeff Poling as they interview the new board engineer Jessie Grubb. They discuss growing up in Bloomington, being accepted as LGBT, and what the future holds for Jessie. The news segment covers issues of being “out” in sports, recent LGBT statistics and upcoming local events. Music from this show includes “Til …

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Kite Line: June 11th, 2017- Ongoing Support for Marius Mason and His Family

This week on Kite Line we feature Arianna Staiger, daughter of Marius Mason, an anarchist prisoner who used to live and organize in Bloomington. Ariana speaks about how she experienced Marius’ arrest and persecution, her thoughts on ongoing support and about June 11, a day set aside every year to support and honor Marius and other long-term anarchist prisoners. Before …

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bloomingOUT – News Round Table – June 8, 2017

Anchors Ryne Shadday and Jeff Poling discuss Pride season and its continued importance in our nation. They also bring us up to date on local and national LGBT+ news. In local news, Spencer Pride took place last Saturday and Indy Pride will happen this Saturday, June 10. In national news, Donald Trump continues to betray the LGBT+ community that he …

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Kite Line: June 2, 2017- The Premature Death of Boo Gilkie

June 7th marks the one year anniversary of the death of Clinton Gilkie, and so we devote our June 2nd and June 16th episodes of Kite Line to his story and his memory. Clinton “Boo” Gilkie was held in the Monroe County Jail since he was 16 after a failed robbery using a toy gun. He was set to be …

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Kite Line: May 19, 2017- Steps Forward

This week we share news and stories from two people who have been caught up in very different ways in the web of prison. Both Bresha Meadows and Patrick Pursely have recently made steps forward in escaping this web, and we are excited to share news from them. Listen in for updates on reduced charges in Bresha’s case, stemming from …

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bloomingOUT – Camp Buckwood – May 18, 2017

Hosts Colin Shassberger and Jeff Poling sit down with Ben Gleason, the co-owner of a gay campground in Brown County, to learn about Camp Buckwood’s history, upcoming events and more. You can find more about the camp on their website at: http://egay.biz/joomla/ This episode also includes a local and global news discussion about banning conversion camps, the local organist who …

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Kite Line- May 12, 2017: Addiction, Sobriety, and Recidivism

This week we feature an interview with Patrick, who reflects on his experience with addiction and prison. His story is both deeply personal and analytic, illuminating systemic connections and paths forward. We also share a long letter from a current Indiana prisoner, who makes an urgent plea to all of us for contact and for breaking with a life based …

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bloomingOUT – News Segment – May 11, 2017

In this brief segment, bloomingOUT producer Ryne Shadday discusses current LGBT news and events. Topics include conversion therapy, artificial insemination, and same-sex marriage. CREDITS Producer: Ryne Shadday Board Engineer: Jessie Grubb bloomingOUT News Director: Noelle Philipps Executive Producer: Joe Crawford The bloomingOUT theme is an original composition from Aaron Gage.

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Kite Line- April 28, 2017: Dismantling Barriers to Life

This week features a variety of conversations that we are sharing with you through a partnership with StoryCorps. The event, Dismantling Barriers to Life, was about the impacts of mass incarceration. Dismantling Barriers to Life was hosted last month in Chicago, and these are some of the stories collected for the event. We hear people talk about how incarceration affected …

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